NAC member believes his customers buy what he suggests.
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Consumers Want What We Educate Them On

Today’s consumer demands vehicle performance considerably more than that of yesteryear. Coupled with the technological advancements in tires, consumers want a vehicle that is safe, comfortable and handles well. Today’s tires can do all of that without breaking the bank and this satisfies a high percentage of consumers.

Rajiv Poddar (left), and Arvind Poddar take a moment to pose at their BKT corporate offices. Numerous quality award trophies are on display in the background.
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BKT Offers Bhuj Plant Update

Last December, Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) held grand opening ceremonies for its new off-highway tire plant in Bhuj, India. Modern Tire Dealer’s Editor Bob Ulrich was there and reported on the event in our January issue, along with several online reports.

Conference speaker Stefan Hay is the NTDA chief executive.
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A New Level of Urgency Over Tire Safety

Every year the UK-based National Tyre Dealers Association (NTDA) holds its enthusiastically attended conference which from experience I have always considered to be a reliable measure of what is happening in the tire industry — not just in the UK but throughout Europe as the two markets are closely linked.

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Dealers Speculate Passenger and Truck Tire Sales Volumes Will Increase

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires increased modestly in September despite a slightly adverse calendar shift. Indeed, from a volume standpoint the dealers reported they sold 1.1% more tires last month relative to the previous year, following a marginal increase in August and a slight decrease in July.

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Race Against a Racing Ban

The faster the industry gets on board H.R. 4715, the better. It is legislation that we need in order to prevent, well, further legislation.

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) control unit in 2007 to 2013 Honda CR-Vs, like the 2011 above, monitors all four tires and the system itself. If it detects less than 24 psi in a tire, it alerts the driver by turning on the low pressure indicator and setting a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) in the control unit. When the tire pressure is increased to more than 28 psi and the vehicle is driven above 28 mph, the control unit will turn off the indicators and store the DTC(s).
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TPMS: Honda CR-V 2007-2013

When a tire pressure sensor or control unit is replaced on a 2007-2013 Honda CR-V, or a known-good wheel is substituted, the ID(s) of all four tires’ sensors must be memorized by the TPMS control unit. After memorizing the sensor ID(s) or doing a tire rotation, the mounting location of sensors 1, 2, 3 and 4 must be determined. See reset procedures.

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